(2451) Dollfus

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1980 RQ. Discovered 1980 Sept. 2 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Audouin Dollfus, astronomer at the Observatoire de Paris, Meudon. Dollfus is renowned for his fundamental work on planetary polarimetry and ground-based imaging, including studies of Saturn’s rings, the Martian and lunar surfaces, and the Venus atmosphere. Recently he has worked on the polarimetric properties of minor planets. (M 6531)

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